MONSTRA | Lisbon Animation Festival is an event where animated films meet other media and arts, aiming to present, disseminate, experiment and discuss ideas, crossing over new artistic approaches and forms, on which animated film is the narrative and aesthetic expression. The Festival’s main goal is to present and promote the best animated films made all over the World.

MONSTRA's 20th edition will happen from March 10th to 21st 2021.

Each edition we focus on a guest country with retrospectives and curatorships of several authors on a guest country.

Our competitive sections are: Feature Films, Short Films, Student Short Films, Super Short Films, Short Films for Children and Youth (MONSTRINHA) and Portuguese Short Films.

Submissions for the Short Films for Children and Youth (MONSTRINHA) are running until October 4th 2020.
Submissions for the remaining categories on the International Competition are running until November 1st.
Submissions for the Portuguese Competition are running until January 10th 2021.

Filmmakers with selected films for the International Competition will be notified via e-mail after January 4th 2021.

For additional information and inquiries, please contact films@monstrafestival.com.

Feature Film Competition:
- Grand-Prix MONSTRA - Best Feature Film
- Jury Special Award
- Best Soundtrack
- Best Film for Young Audiences
- Audience Award
- Honorable Mentions (if applicable)

Short Film Competition:
- Grand-Prix MONSTRA - Best Short Film
- Jury Special Award
- Best Portuguese Short Film
- Best Soundtrack
- Best Experimental Film
- Audience Award
- Honorable Mentions (if applicable)

Student Film Competition:
- Best International Student Short Film
- Best Portuguese Student Short Film
- Jury Special Award
- Best International Student Short Film (Junior Jury)
- Best Portuguese Student Short Film (Junior Jury)
- Audience Award
- Honorable Mentions (if applicable)

Super Short Film Competition:
- Best International Super Short Film
- Best Portuguese Super Short Film
- Honorable Mentions (if applicable)

Short Films for Children and Youth Competition:
- Grand-Prix MONSTRINHA
- Audience Award
- Honorable Mentions (if applicable)

Portuguese Short Films Competition
- SPA / Vasco Granja Award - Best Portuguese Short Film
- Audience Award
- Honorable Mentions (if applicable)

Monetary Prizes and the Competition Jury will be announced on the festival's website by February 2021.

Please find the complete Regulations for MONSTRA 2020 on the festival's website.
www.monstrafestival.com/submissions

For additional information and inquiries, please contact films@monstrafestival.com.

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  • Xuanchen Fan

    It’s a great festival. Lisbon is such a beautiful city. Thanks for having me❤️❤️❤️

    June 2019
  • I had the chance to attend this year's (2019) edition of MONSTRA and it was simply amazing! A very good festival, good communication right from the start and the hospitality was top notch. I highly recommend attending if you can! and thank you so much to MONSTRA for screening my film and for the wonderful festival.

    April 2019
  • Kathryn Jankowski

    Thank you very much MONSTRA for your outstanding hospitality! I was honoured to be in the line-up with such a great collection of films that were screened in an impressive and fully-packed theatre! MONSTRA staff are warm and genuinely care about the filmmakers no matter what stage of their career they are at. Special thanks to Rui Sampaio - Fantastic job on making us feel welcome and cared for!

    April 2019
  • Kamila Bianchi

    Loved participating of this festival. It was well organised and really inspiring!

    April 2019